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Another Lady and Canoe
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Another Lady and Canoe
Another Lady and Canoe
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Colleen Braun
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    beautiful Brenda...love the reflection and the mood...

1/17/2004 12:33:17 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Your Lady and Canoe series is outstanding, Brenda! Love this one. :)

1/17/2004 1:50:48 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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This is exceedingly lovely and evocative.

1/17/2004 2:24:17 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Just absolutely lovely, Brenda!! Super shot!!

1/17/2004 3:06:37 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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This really is outstanding Brenda! Wonderful design and mood!!

1/17/2004 4:16:37 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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I saw the first one and loved it. This is wonderful as well. I feel peaceful when I look at it.

1/17/2004 5:19:28 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful image Brenda - love the peacefullness and the great reflection.

1/17/2004 6:05:10 AM

 
Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling
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Beautiful!

1/17/2004 6:18:20 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Brenda, it's gorgeous! I love this series of yours. The PS work you've done is really outstanding! I love it!

1/17/2004 6:51:30 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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ala Katherine Hepburn! Lovely...

1/17/2004 7:00:46 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Nice shot and wonderful effects Branda. I too first thought of Katherine Hepburn!

1/17/2004 9:11:51 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow! I guess I've missed your series, Brenda, because I haven't seen anything like this before. It's incredibly beautiful! Can you share what you've done to create this mood and look? I predict a winner here!

1/17/2004 11:23:55 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Awesome Brenda!!! I love this series of yours!!! Outstanding!

1/17/2004 11:55:42 AM

 
Jeff St.Onge

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Spectacular!!!

1/17/2004 12:10:10 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Thanks everyone for you nice comments. I truly appreciate your taking the time to view and comment. A lot of PS work went into this one. I mirrored and flipped the image to get a better reflection in the water. Then used a PS filter to ripple the reflection. Many touchups to fill in the spots where the water wasn't clear. Buzzed with the simplifiesr and cropped to make more of a panoramic view.

Again, thanks for the encouragement!

1/17/2004 12:11:19 PM

 
Jason 

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THE most beautiful picture so far this year. Fabulous job!

1/17/2004 12:58:58 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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This is wonderful, Brenda!!

1/17/2004 3:49:11 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Wow, Brenda- this is a terrific image!

1/17/2004 6:46:46 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Excellent, Brenda! This is superb.

1/17/2004 6:51:41 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Thanks Jason, Colette, Alisha, and Ron! Can't tell you how much I appreciate it! Jason, wow, what a compliment. Thanks so much!!

1/17/2004 7:13:54 PM

 
Carol Brill
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So elegant in composition, design, and clarity, Brenda, the beautiful simplicity of this image looks effortless and natural, a splendid presentation!!!

1/17/2004 9:00:14 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Brenda!

2/15/2004 12:44:14 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Just beautiful!
Congratulations, Brenda

bill

2/15/2004 1:12:18 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Brenda - glad to see this one here!

2/15/2004 1:25:34 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Brenda! Good luck!!

2/15/2004 1:33:17 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I am more than pleased to see this in the finals, Brenda! Congratulations to you!

2/15/2004 2:09:39 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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This image is so very beautiful, Brenda! Congratulations!

2/15/2004 4:13:00 PM

 
Paula Showen
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There's that beautiful lady in the canoe! Congratulations, Brenda! This is well deserved! I love the entire series!

2/15/2004 4:18:26 PM

 
Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling
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Beautiful image - much deserved congratulations.

2/15/2004 4:37:48 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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wow Brenda!!! congrats! well deserved!

2/15/2004 5:42:01 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful...great PS work

2/15/2004 6:40:06 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Thanks again for your comments! All are much appreciated!

2/15/2004 8:25:17 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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All the way, Brenda, to the winner's circle.

2/15/2004 9:37:45 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Sorry I missed this one earlier, Brenda! WONDERFUL image.... Many congratulations!

2/16/2004 12:27:38 AM

 
Gary W. Lake
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Awesome image! Congrats!

2/16/2004 6:46:19 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Simply Stunning - Congrats Brenda! :-)

2/16/2004 1:08:07 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Brenda, Congratulations and best of luck!

2/16/2004 1:32:57 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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What lovely work, Brenda! The whole series of canoes is truly wonderful. Many congratulations and good luck with this one!
Monika

2/16/2004 1:36:56 PM

 
Gene Spears
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an absolutely beautiful image! all the work was worth it - congratulations Brenda!!

2/16/2004 1:49:11 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Beautiful! good luck, I am sure this will go farther!

2/16/2004 4:38:56 PM

 
William C. Raco
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It DID!
2nd Prize!
Great job, Brenda

bill

2/17/2004 2:22:30 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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It's an awesome shot, Brenda! Congrats!

2/17/2004 3:31:54 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I am soooooo happy to see a winner button under this stunning image, Brenda! Congratulations!

2/17/2004 3:43:27 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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This is so beautiful! A very well deserved win!

2/17/2004 4:20:56 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Many congrats on a fine win!! Wonderful image!

2/17/2004 4:38:36 AM

 
Donna Devine

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Simply gorgeous, Brenda! Terrific composition and treatment. a well-deserved win! (-:
Regards, Donna

2/17/2004 5:32:02 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, I missed this one, Brenda. This is WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!
Judy

2/17/2004 5:36:08 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Richly deserved win, Brenda. Excellent!

2/17/2004 5:52:42 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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CONGRATULATIONS Brenda!!!!! Well deserved!!!

2/17/2004 6:08:55 AM

 
Francis Cailles
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Fantastic shot, Brenda! Congratulations! Wow! woo-hooo! A well-deserved winner for sure!!!

2/17/2004 6:15:50 AM

 
Ed Isaacs
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Congratulations, Brenda.

2/17/2004 7:07:05 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Yeah! I predicted correctly. So happy to see your big win here, Brenda. Congratulations!

2/17/2004 7:36:34 AM

 
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Congratulations, on your win with this wonderful image, Brenda!!! Well deserved!!!!

2/17/2004 8:34:37 AM

 
Denise Williams

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Brenda
This photo really stands out, and the post-photo effects are awesome. Is it possible to see the ORIGINAL shot, before the effects?
Thanks, in anticipation.

2/17/2004 8:54:18 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congratulations on this well deserved win!

2/17/2004 8:56:16 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Thanks all for your comments. Can't tell you how much they're appreciated. As requested, I'll upload the original. Although there is a reflection in the original, I mirrored the image to eliminate the light sky reflection that I didn't find attractive.

Thanks again!

2/17/2004 10:20:32 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Um, the photo didn't attach. I'll try again.

2/17/2004 10:23:53 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Sorry, still can't get the original to upload. It's probably because it is really too ugly to appear on this site :) I did a lot of work on it!

Denise, email me and we'll work out you getting to see the original.

2/17/2004 10:28:08 AM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Another beauty! Congrats!!:-)

2/17/2004 12:19:51 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Congratulations on your win and a job very well done!

2/17/2004 1:57:27 PM

 
Karen Spychalski-Sullins
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WoW! Simply stunning!!!!!!!!!

2/17/2004 2:20:30 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Brenda on your terrific image and win!!

2/17/2004 2:23:30 PM

 
Kenneth M. Kijewski

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Brenda, congratulations! A stunning image in all aspects!

Ken

2/17/2004 2:25:44 PM

 
Julie L. Curiel
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So beautiful Brenda! Great job! Glad to see your still shooting wonderful pics.

2/17/2004 2:49:20 PM

 
Ganeshwar Prasad

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Congrats Brenda!!!

WTG

2/17/2004 3:58:38 PM

 
Many Feathers

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Beautiful image, Brenda. Love it! You deserve to win! :-)

I too, am curious what PS work you did. You indicate Simplifiers. What are those? I would love to see the before and after....manyfeathers@wi.rr.com


MF

2/17/2004 4:43:41 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Congratulations! Well deserved, Brenda! Way to go!!!!

2/17/2004 5:37:05 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Brenda!
Monika

2/17/2004 6:25:01 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your win, Brenda! Very well deserved!

2/17/2004 9:35:59 PM

 
bob cornelison
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This is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations...well deserved!

2/17/2004 9:39:31 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Brenda!!!

2/18/2004 3:42:49 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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A beautiful shot Brenda - Congratulations!

2/18/2004 11:30:18 AM

 
Ray Javier

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Congrats Brenda! Keep it up!

2/18/2004 6:44:22 PM

 
John D. Quixley
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Outstanding shot. Congratulations

2/20/2004 4:38:44 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Stunning Brenda! The French Impressionists are up in "Art Heaven" having a toast to you! Congratulations!

2/22/2004 7:55:17 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I have loved every one of these that you have posted. A big congrats on your win!!!!!!

2/24/2004 8:24:06 PM

 
Rob Bishop
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Congratulations on your 2nd place win!
I love this shot. Very nice work.

Rob

2/25/2004 12:32:04 PM

 
Penny Duncan
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This is stunning! When I saw that you used the CP5700 I thought I was going to have to have a long talk with mine. Then I read your post about all the work you put into it. EXCELLENT work. Can't say enough about this captivating image.

2/26/2004 7:56:29 AM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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Beautiful !

3/10/2004 8:53:48 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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I just saw this on the home page and had to comment! It's SO unbelivably fabulous!!! Like Penny said above, I just can't say enough about this captivating image!!

11/28/2004 3:46:52 PM

 
Kevin S. Lewis
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Brenda - looks like you've heard it all before but this shot is amazing! Wonderful capture and presentation.

5/10/2005 8:36:25 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Girlfriend, this is one of my all time favorites of yours...Actually I loved the whole series that I got a chance to see before WA's big crash. Happy to find it here :-)

9/10/2005 1:44:10 PM

 
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